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Jake Arrieta continues to show why he should be considered the Chicago Cubs’ ace

When the Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester last December to a six year, $155 million contract, everyone assumed the left-hander would become the Cubs ace immediately. However, 77 games into the Cubs’ season, another pitcher has quietly surpassed Lester as the most dominant member of their pitching staff. That pitcher is right-hander Jake Arrieta. After throwing eight innings of one...
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Arrieta has strong message for Cubs teammates

The Cubs' pitching staff put together one of its' best series of the year as it gave up just one run in 29 innings against the Mets. Jake Arrieta, Thursday's starter, came away from the series feeling good about his team and wanted to use the series as a point of motivation. “We can pitch with anybody,” Arrieta told CSN Chicago. “We can swing the bats. And our defense can...
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Game Chatter: Jake Arrieta vs Jacob deGrom

Related Posts: Game Chatter: Noah Syndergaard vs. Jake Arrieta (5/12/15) Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Jake Arrieta (6/3/14) Game Chatter: Jake Arrieta vs. Rafael Montero (8/17/14) Game Chatter: Jake Peavy vs. Jacob deGrom (8/2/14) Gut Reaction: Cubs 6 Mets 1 (5/12/15)
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Cubs @ Mets: Arrieta vs. deGrom (Game 77 Thread)

CHC (41-35): RHP Jake Arrieta (7-5, 2.94) NYM: (40-39): RHP Jacob deGrom (8-5, 2.15) First pitch: 12:10pmCT Castro ss Rizzo* 1b Montero* c Coghlan* lf Baxter* rf Denorfia cf Herrera# 2b Arrieta pRussell 2b   Granderson* rf Ceciliani* lf Murphy* 3b Duda* 1b Flores 2b Campbell lf Monell* c deGrom* p Tejada ss Arrieta gave up 1 ER in 7 to the Cards in the 3-2 loss on Friday. He...
Via Cub Reporter
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Cubs @ Twins: Arrieta vs. Gibson (Game 67 Thread)

CHC (36-30): RHP Jake Arrieta (6-5, 3.40)MIN (37-31): RHP Kyle Gibson (4-5, 3.33) First pitch: 1:10pmCT Fowler# cf Rizzo* 1b Bryant 3b Montero* c Castro ss Coghlan* lf Denorfia rf Schwarber* dh Russell 2b   Dozier 2b Rosario* lf Mauer* 1b Plouffe 3b Hunter rf Nunez dh Hermann* c Escobar# ss Buxton cf   Tags:  Cubs 2015 Game Thread
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Jake Arrieta’s Mechanics: Learning from the Past

When we took a look at Jake Arrieta‘s multi-faceted slider on Wednesday, the pitcher gave credit to ‘old-timers’ for the idea to use his legs to deaden the pitch. It turns out, there’s more old school in his mechanics than just a dragging back leg on a slow slider. It’s not like Arrieta opened with […]
Via Fangraphs
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Playoff picture will be influenced by Cubs

Chicago Cubs After today’s 2-1 victory over the first-place Baltimore Orioles, the Chicago Cubs were able to complete the sweep against a team that had only been swept one time all season long. This series was the second consecutive series against a team that is in contention for a playoff spot, a theme that will be familiar from here on out. The remainder of the Cubs schedule...
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Is Jake Arrieta the new ace?

.163 is the batting average opponents have had against Jake Arrieta since the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. This is the type of stat that many thought Arrieta would be able to put up year in and year out. Once a top prospect in the Baltimore Orioles organization, Arrieta never could find his groove with the Orioles. In 69 career games pitched (63 starts), Arrieta posted...
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Get To Know Him - Jake Arrieta

Jake Arrieta is currently pitching in his 5th MLB season and before this season has never been successful. There was not much hype surrounding Arrieta coming into the league, as he was originally drafted in the 31st round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2004 but decided to attend Texas Christian University. In 2007 Arrieta entered the draft again and was taken in the 5th round by the...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Arrieta set to make season debut Wednesday vs. Reds

The Chicago Cubs will get much-needed help at the fifth starter position tonight when they face the Cincinnati Reds. The right-handed Jake Arrieta makes his first start of the season, replacing the extremely ineffective Carlos Villanueva, who is 1-5 with a 10.42 ERA. Arrieta began the season on the disabled list with tightness and inflammation in his shoulder, but after throwing...
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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